In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Stephen Kling, Jr. guides us on an expedition through the American Revolution’s Western Theater.
The American Revolution and its War for Independence comprised the United States’ founding movement. The War for Independence also served as the fifth major war for European empire in North America.
The fourth war for European empire, the Seven Years’ War (the French and Indian War in North America), reshaped and redefined Europe’s worldwide colonial landscape in Great Britain’s favor. The American Revolutionary War presented Britain’s European rivals with an opportunity to regain some of the territory they had lost. An opportunity we can see those rivals seizing in the Revolutionary War’s Western Theater.
Stephen Kling, Jr., is the author and co-author of several books and articles about the American Revolution in the West. His latest book, The American Revolutionary War in the West (THGC Publishing. 2020), has served as the basis for a museum exhibit at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum in St. Peters, Missouri.
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